In the Court of Appeal- Civil Division- On Appeal from Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Tribunal - Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Tribunal)
The appellant, Phyllis Gain, is a 76-year-old national of the United States of America. She worked in her country's Foreign Service between 1965 and 2005. Her daughter and son-in-law – the latter is a minister of religion – moved to Surrey in the United Kingdom in September 2012 along with their three children.
The appellant is financially independent and she has health insurance that will cover any period of infirmity. She wishes to live with her family in this country, not least because she is unstable on her feet (she has had at least one very serious fall), she has fractured her arm, she has dislocated her right hip and she has had two hip replacements. Throughout the time her son-in-law (Mr Stuck) has worked as a minister in the USA, the appellant moved whenever he was transferred to a new church, in order to live close to her family. Her daughter and son-in-law hope to live in the United Kingdom indefinitely and the appellant wishes to remain living with them.